Roman Bronze Brooches Revisited: Zoomorphic Types

http://www.clioancientart.com/catalog/i475.html In a blog post dated August 20 of last year we reviewed some examples of Roman bronze fibulae (brooches), a ubiquitous find both in controlled excavations and by metal detectorists. In this post we’d like to elaborate on the topic, focusing on zoomorphic brooch types. The example pictured above, a horse brooch dating to… Read More Roman Bronze Brooches Revisited: Zoomorphic Types

Iranian Antiquities in the Current Political Context

International political affairs often interfere with normal processes of cultural exchange. There can hardly be a better example than the current situation in relation to Iran. Severe trade restrictions or total embargoes on trade with that country have had the unfortunate impact of also restricting trade between other nations on goods of Iranian origin, including… Read More Iranian Antiquities in the Current Political Context